Scripture Verse

In My Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: J. D. Ell­er, in Truth and Hope (Hud­son, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1919), num­ber 162 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ell­er’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

On the cross of Calvary,
My Redeemer died for me,
And for all His followers He prepares a place;
Since I clasped His loving hand,
Out in sin’s great desert land,
I am on the way to Heaven, praise His grace!

Refrain

O the precious love of Jesus,
It is burning in my soul;
I am on the way to glory,
Where I shall Him e’er extol!

I was lost in sin and night,
With no hope of peace and light,
Wandering farther from my Savior day by day;
But thro’ pardoning grace and love,
To the happy home above,
With a song of gladness, I am on the way.

Refrain

Fully yielding Christ my heart,
Bidding doubts and fears depart,
Trusting Him that I in sin no more shall stray;
To the home of joy untold,
Where I shall His face behold,
Praising Him for victory, I am on the way.

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